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ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | September 13, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Serve your Breakfast in a Bento Box

breakfast in a bento box

I always look for unexpected ways to serve food that are easy to do. I never thought to serve breakfast in a bento box. Since a complete breakfast is made of a few items that you eat separately, a bento box works perfectly. This is an idea to steal from the Hotel Americano in New York […]

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FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | August 31, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Thermos Bento Box Sets

thermos nidan bento box set

For when you wish to bring food that need to be kept cold or hot, Bento & Co added to their catalogue two cool products. Bento Boxes for Kids First, the Poka Poka Miffy set. Miffy is a popular female rabbit character from a picture kid book drawn by Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna. […]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | August 31, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Stylish Bento Boxes for Him and Her

elegant bento boxes for him and for her

There is something about bento boxes that made them desirable. We often see the same ones. So I dig to see if I could find something different. Bento & Co carries products that are normally unavailable in the North American market. In fact, I was in awe with so many products that I will do […]

FAMILY | May 28, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Packing Tips for a Simple Family Picnic

packing tips for a picnic

photo credits:  Thomas J. Story for Sunset Magazine I intend for a summer filled with sunny picnic at the park. So far, the weather does not collaborate with us. The sun shines during the week and the rain troubles our weekend. And then, it hits me. Why not have a picnic supper on a weekday, instead? […]

Uncategorized | July 17, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Food Truck Lunch: Takoyaki Montreal and La Mangeoire

takoyaki montreal

Since the Souk at Juste pour Rire is filled with gourmet food trucks, containers and fishing cabins, I decided to make the best of it by having lunch there. Today, I stopped by two food stands. I started my meal with a trio of Japanese balls. My husband ordered the octopus balls while I opted […]

FAMILY, KIDS products | July 9, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Sport Plates and Transportation Plates by Boguslaw Sliwinski

Sport Plates by Boguslaw Sliwinski

→ A Healthy Way for Kids to Play with Their Food photography: Sport Plates by Boguslaw Sliwinski With less than a month before the start of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, the six Sport Plates that drew and sell Polish designer Boguslaw Sliwinski seem to be ideal to share the spirit of the games at the table. Creating your […]

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ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | April 19, 2011 | by Heather Watterworth

Creative Hardboiled Eggs for Easter

easter eggs hardboiled shapes chicks

With the creative work that goes into decorating eggs for Easter, it always seems a shame to crack open the colourful shells to eat the hardboiled egg inside. But it turns out you can have just as much fun decorating eggs once you’ve peeled off the shell! Jenn of JustJenn Recipes tested out the Chickie […]

BABY products, FAMILY | February 24, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

I love my Ze Super Zeros

ze super zeros :: zebu the zebra plush toy

Our friend Nathalie of the Foodies Emporium blog gave us one of the most adorable plush toys at our baby shower. From the Ze Super Zeros collection, she selected Zubu the Zebra as the perfect toy for our son-to-be. A cool detail is the logo on its cape. It reads SZ and we will name […]

FOOD + DRINK, FOOD presentation | December 22, 2010 | by Guest Blogger

Fruit and Vegetable Carvings for Foodies

carved and sculpted watermelon by mia bureau of ephemere

This is post by my friend Nathalie, who is a true foodie and the blogger behind Foodies Emporium. Check out her post about the cutest Bento boxes in Montreal. You can follow her on Twitter as Indigonat. I visited “Saveurs & Tentations” trade-show recently in Montreal and I was mesmerized by Mia Bureau’s food carving […]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids | July 9, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Dinosaur Sandwich Cutter

dinosaur sandwich cutter for a kid lunch or party

This is an adorable kitchen gadget to bring fun to a kid lunch. It is fast and easy to make dinosaur sandwiches for a kid’s lunch or to serve at a kids birthday party. The mold will produce two sandwich pieces when you use standard sandwich bread. A sandwich cutter, like this, reduces waste compared to most […]

ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining | April 18, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

I Want to Go on a Picnic with Afternoon Tea

go on a picnic bento boxes by afternoon tea

You should have seen my happy face  when I entered Afternoon Tea, a Japanese retailer that sells adorable bento boxes and lunch accessories. Their collection includes you need and dream of to bring your lunch or go on a picnic in style. Their products are not only pretty; they are practical. Boxes come in several […]

ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining | March 17, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Stylish Tiffins, Bowls, Cups and Trays for your Picnics

Lolita handpainted tiffin box by Nkuku

Carrying a tiffin box for a picnic, a camping trip or to use as a lunch box adds style to a functional item. The British Indian equivalent of the Japanese bento boxes enables you to carry the food neatly. Plus, the compartments act as serving bowls. Each tiffin is made up of four compartments and […]

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